2. Business Casual
A quote from one of my favorite basketball coaches: “The willingness to prepare must be greater than the willingness to succeed”.
This is true in all matters of life, including building a properly suited wardrobe.
In a subtle way, having a well-made umbrella shows that you understand the benefits of buying quality products that are built to last, and that you are well prepared for whatever life may throw at you.
Unless you have a long walk ahead of you and they’re going to get soaked, your leather shoes should be fine with a quick shine in the morning using some surface-protecting polish. Just remember to rotate them daily and allow them to properly dry between wears.
Investing in a small shoe shine kit that you can use at home is another one of those things that can save you money in the long run. Nothing crazy, just a brush, rag and neutral polish. Polishing shoes is not rocket science, and the kit costs less than 3 or 4 shines.
- Forest green cotton suit trousers by Michael Andrews Bespoke (Cloth by Ariston AR C084/42)
- Medium brown loafers by Scarpe di Bianco
- Sterling Silver tie bar by Tiffany & Co.
- Red stripe umbrella with wooden handle by Pasotti Ombrelli of Italy
- Brown check shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Brown cotton tie No Label
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker
- Khaki trench by Brooks Brothers Black Fleece
- Brown alligator belt and silver buckle by Ralph Lauren Purple Label
- Brown alligator watch band by Montblanc